The strengths approach is based upon the belief that each of us have a unique set of gifts, talents, and strengths. These strengths are defined as “patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior” (Clifton, 1998) that impact how we operate, function in teams, and solve problems together. Rather than a focus on fixing weaknesses, the strengths approach invests in learning and applying strength as tools to overcome our weaknesses.
- Identify your natural strengths and talents to gain an understanding of what you do best everyday.
- Learn strategies for applying your strengths.
Jeff Williamson, Ed.D.
Dr. Williamson currently serves at Olivet Nazarene University, as the Executive Director of Corporate Engagement. Before this assignment he was the Dean, School of Graduate & Continuing Studies at Olivet from 2010-2012.
Prior to his service at ONU, he was a Professor of Organizational Leadership and Associate Dean at the George Jetter School of Business at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH).
A graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, he continued his education at Ball State University earning an M.A. in Speech Communication. In 2002, he earned the Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. In 2007, he completed a certification program in Fundraising Management at the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and in 2008-09, was a post-doctoral student at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.
Dr. Williamson has taught graduate courses such as: Coaching, Mentoring & Conflict Resolution, Leadership Paradigms, Intrapersonal Leadership, Management Communication, Organizational Behavior, Managing Change, and Strategic Management.
In 2017, Dr. Williamson founded CMG Group that provides executive coaching, training, and people development. In addition, he is a Gallup-trained Strengths Coach, and leadership consultant to higher education, business, and industry. He is the Chicago area Strengths Evangelist with Soar.com, a global strengths coaching platform and his profile is: www.soar.com/jeff
You may also follow him at www.coachmentorguide.com on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjeffwilliamson/ and on Facebook at: CMG Group- Coach Mentor Guide
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